CHICAGO -- Tim Anderson was out of the White Sox lineup for a third straight day on Monday due to right wrist soreness. The injury stemmed from a foul ball which caught the shortstop's hand on an 0-1 pitch from Jose Berrios in his first at-bat during Friday night’s loss at Target Field.
“I didn't feel it until the next morning. I finished the game. It was sore when I woke up the next morning,” said Anderson of the injury. “It's tough, man. I want to play. I know I've got to do what's best in that situation and make sure I'm 100 percent when I step out on the field.”
Anderson took grounders prior to Monday’s homestand opener against the Royals. He still feels the soreness swinging the bat, but said everything was better on Monday.
“My throws were coming out fine. I feel a lot better than I did,” Anderson said. “I swung a little bit and felt a lot better. I thought it was going to be like a day. We're getting better every day. I feel a lot better. Just got to keep working, getting treatment.”
“He wants to play,” White Sox manager Rick Renteria said. “But I need to make sure he’s feeling really comfortable with his wrist. There’s no doubt that he’s better today than he was yesterday. Hopefully we’ll have him in there before this series is up.”
Jay returns from Arizona
Jon Jay returned to Chicago from his stint in Arizona at extended spring camp to be re-evaluated. The veteran outfielder has yet to play for the White Sox this season due to a right hip/groin injury.
“I'm good. I spent three weeks out in [Arizona]. Definitely getting better,” Jay said. “Everything's progressing well. I'm going to get re-evaluated here, probably work out with the guys a couple days and see what happens.”
Jay has been “playing a bunch” in extended spring camp and testing out the injury. His hope is to get cleared soon for a Minor League rehab assignment.
“Obviously, I couldn't run before at all. I'm good to run now and progressing with that. Just got to keep on building,” Jay said. “Just the leg in general, trying to get it to activate and work the right way.
“So just trying to build it up, trying to get my body in shape and then play baseball. Keep building and hopefully be out there sooner rather than later.”
McCann will get a break
“He’s going to catch probably the next two or three days and then Z will get back in there,” said Renteria of McCann. “We’ll see how it goes. But if you are asking if he’s going to catch every single day, no.”
McCann is hitting .322 with four home runs, nine doubles and 12 RBIs over 115 at-bats.
He said It
“When you see Eloy [Jimenez], there's no doubt he'll have success as a Major League hitter. And I mean that. No doubt in my mind that he's going to hit here.” -- Renteria on his No. 2 hitter for Monday